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Mark IV
February 02, 2016, 07:39
Not mine.

NIB S&W Model 29-2, 4" nickel.

Talk about gun porn. Boing!!!!

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=540103167

ColeKira
February 02, 2016, 08:09
Just saw a few at the gunshow in Greensboro NC this weekend. Same guy had about 30 Pythons, Anacondas and high end S&Ws

MAINER
February 02, 2016, 09:47
Nice!

At $1350 and reserve not met yet, it's going to be mighty pricey. :uhoh:
I bought a 29-4 SS in a 6" version and nearly unfired condition for half that a couple months ago, but no box or papers, unfortunately.

Nickel plated Model 29's are for miscreants and pimps in a N' Orlean's Ho House. Mine has the 6 1/2" barrel and the only thing I remember about NO was the Catfish and Cornbread. :biggrin:

rbgonoles
February 02, 2016, 09:55
Now that's a piece:bow:

Bawana jim
February 02, 2016, 17:00
Love the N frame guns, to me there is no finer revolver.:bow:

douglas
February 02, 2016, 17:15
Mine is a Smith and Wesson Model 57 in .41 Mag , factory nickel and 4 inch barrel. Love the big bore N-Frames. Think I'll get it out of the safe and fondle it a bit.................

BUFF
February 03, 2016, 04:12
Smith & Wessons, especially pre-1980 guns and especially N frames, have really appreciated over the last 3 or 4 years, well ahead of inflation and/or FAL kits..

Retired Bum
February 03, 2016, 12:36
So I wonder what my blue Model 29-2 6.5 inch with a serial number N64XXX made about 1971 would be worth these days. No box but I would rate it at 90 percent. This piece was produced about the time the first Dirty Harry flick came out. Sold new for less than $200 back then.....

And so it goes.


The Retired One

Mark IV
February 04, 2016, 08:00
Nickel plated Model 29's are for miscreants and pimps in a N' Orlean's Ho House.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/connie82/huggy_zps1p7qqkd7.png

MAINER
February 15, 2016, 10:27
Holy smokes! Figured it would be pricey, but..........wow! :whistling:
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=540103167


Next up will be a Model 29-3 w/Factory nickel with 6 1/2" barrel and walnut presentation box including papers starting at ??.
Well fondled, but only fired a few hundred times. :biggrin:

Mark IV
February 15, 2016, 12:24
Holy smokes! Figured it would be pricey, but..........wow! :whistling:
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=540103167


Next up will be a Model 29-3 w/Factory nickel with 6 1/2" barrel and walnut presentation box including papers starting at ??.
Well fondled, but only fired a few hundred times. :biggrin:

$3,500! I never would have thought.

nyalaman
February 15, 2016, 12:37
my local gun shop still has this;
http://articles.courant.com/2013-11-01/community/hc-newington-gun-sale-1102-20131101_1_legal-gun-owners-gun-center-smith-wesson

MAINER
February 15, 2016, 21:49
my local gun shop still has this;
http://articles.courant.com/2013-11-01/community/hc-newington-gun-sale-1102-20131101_1_legal-gun-owners-gun-center-smith-wesson

Nice, but a bit ostentatious for my taste. :tongue:

acolonelofcorn
February 15, 2016, 22:08
there was a more used identical piece a few years back at a local pawn shop for $600.

hagar
February 16, 2016, 00:41
What is so special about this one, except for the nice box?

About 3 years ago, an older guy showed up at the gun range with a couple of guns for sale. He had an AK underfolder, and a S&W 629-6, very similar to this one. Not quite as nicely polished, but very similar, same grips, same barrel length. He wanted $450 for the AK, and $400 for the Smith. Told him I will take them both. OK, $800 for both he said without me even haggling for it. But I also have this ammo, a 500 round case of Federal .223 and a 500 round case of Wolf 7.62X39, you can have them both for $150. Deal!

Less than 3 weeks later Sandy Hook happened, I sold the AK for $950, so I got the Smith and the ammo for free. I am not normally this lucky..:biggrin:

L Haney
February 16, 2016, 18:38
What is so special about this one, except for the nice box?



It was advertised on the interwebz. The sucker percentage remains constant, but now you have thousands of suckers.

One will bite.

Allow me to elaborate.

If your particular fetish is to be anally violated by a cuttle fish strapped to a broom handle, you advertise so at the one YMCA bulletin board in your small town, you may well be disappointed with offers. There probably won't be any.

You put up the same flyer at ten YMCA's in Manhattan, you got seafood kink in your plans TONIGHT.

Impala_Guy
February 16, 2016, 20:07
They didn't make a lot of 29s in nickel....some hardcore collector of Smiths had to have it. Nickel is a shitty finish for a gun.

chino*74
February 16, 2016, 21:20
I have the same 4 inch 29-2 model in blue, no box got it under $600. The one that sold here is nice, the box, papers etc make it pristine & the grips are fairly exceptional, a quality revolver but not $3500 worth, at least for me.

BUFF
February 17, 2016, 00:55
"Nickel is a shitty finish for a gun."

There is quality nickel finish and cheap, crummy nickel that flakes and peels. S&W does nickel well. I have a couple nickel Smiths that are over a hundred years old and the nickel has held up far better than blue.

Nickel is far more rust resistant then blue, and before stainless steel, was the most durable gun finish available.

If a person likes it or not is a matter of taste. I like blue better, but if the choice also includes stainless, I usually buy that.

Retired Bum
February 17, 2016, 16:43
I own just one nickel S&W at this time. A made in 1981 Model 36 Chief's Special. S&W has always done an excellent nickel finish on the maybe half a dozen nickeled revolvers I have owned over the years.

A good nickel finish does hold up well. I have a 1935 made Colt Police Positive Special in factory nickel. I bought it used close to 16 years ago and have shot it a few times with mostly .38 HBWC hand loads. It still looks like new after 80 years.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

nyalaman
February 17, 2016, 17:42
Nice, but a bit ostentatious for my taste. :tongue:

they have had the gun since new- in the 1980's, It had a price tag of $200,000.00

catmguy445
February 26, 2016, 18:12
I currently have one Nickel plated N frame, a 4" Mdl. 25-5 chambered in .45 Colt. Traded a stainless Mini-14 straight across for the Mdl. 25 at the Ventura Gun Show a whole bunch of years ago. I also have 2 other Model 25's, a 4" with a hard chrome finish, action job, and custom wood grips, and a blue 6" that's factory stock. My other N frame is a Lew Horton Mdl. 24-3 in blue with 3" barrel and K frame round butt, chambered in .44 Spl.

nvcdl
February 26, 2016, 19:09
I have a excellent 4" 29-2 in Nickle - no box - would be happy to sell it for $900.